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Love that I was quoted in an article about The Hunger Games

Wow! I was quoted (from this blog post in an article “The Hunger Games: Empowering or Too Dark for Teens?” by librarian Audrey Barbakoff around YASaves! (beaming) She used quotes from my response to the whole Darkness Too Visible article … Continue reading

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YA Saves – Cheryl Rainfield speaks out

Yesterday WSJ slammed realistic, gritty YA books for being “rife with explicit abuse, violence and depravity”, suggesting that books on such painful topics will make teens ugly, or even, in the case of self-harm, encourage such behaviors. Scars was one … Continue reading

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YA Saves

Yesterday an article called “Darkness Too Visible” appeared on the WSJ website slamming many YA realistic books for being “rife with explicit abuse, violence and depravity”, suggesting that books on such painful topics will make teens ugly, or even, in … Continue reading

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